Prom Guide Planning Tips

Here are some Prom Guide planning tips for the main event: Prom Night. You’ll only have one senior prom and it should be everything you want — and then some. Prom Guide has been covering prom season for nearly 30 years, and we know that the best way to have a lousy time is to fail to plan. So plan early and plan well. Don’t leave important details until the last minute.


Start out with a budget. Decide how much you can afford to spend, and plan your night to fit your budget. In planning your budget, don’t just dream up a number, check with your parents and your date about what the appropriate amount of money is to spend. Remember to include everything in your budget, not just the prom dresses, tuxedos and the limo. Don’t forget the incidentals like the corsage, shoes, pocketbook, hair and nails and after-prom expenses. Otherwise, you’ll be caught off guard when the time comes to pay for them.

Party Bus

Consider booking a limo bus, which holds up to 29 passengers. We strongly recommend use of limos because they’re a safe and fun way to travel on prom night. The cost for a limo, generally speaking, can be calculated with the following formula – cost per hour, per person, plus 20% gratuity; exotic limousines will be slightly higher.


If you already have a date, your next step should be to determine how expenses will be divided. It’s only fair that you and your date split things. Couples, on average, spend between $400 and $1,000 on their prom. If you’re working with a limited budget, shop early. It pays because some companies will offer discounts for early booking.


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